Holman Stadium, in the southern New Hampshire city of Nashua, hosted the first integrated team in baseball’s modern era. As members of the Nashua Dodgers, Roy Campanella and Don Newcombe played at Holman Stadium in 1946.
Some ballparks have names that just roll off the tongue. Others have names that easily translate into catchy nicknames. Alas, the ballpark in Manchester, New Hampshire has never enjoyed either of these luxuries. Born in 2005 as Fisher Cats Ballpark, the ballpark was re-christened as MerchantsAuto.com Stadium in 2006. In 2011 Northeast Delta Dental insurance entered into a ten year naming rights deal.
Sean MacDonald returns from SportsRoadTrips.com to talk about the best ballparks across the minor leagues. The gang also reviews their travels across the country, from the big cities to some small town sports. Wondering if your favorite ballparks made the grade? Give us a listen.
The Futures League has given new life to many abandoned ballparks throughout New England. With its long history, Muzzy Field fits perfectly into the landscape of this circuit. For fans looking to find quality baseball without the cost and distractions present at so many minor league ballparks today, summer collegiate leagues like The Futures League offer a great alternative.
The Boston Red Sox rightfully bill Fenway Park as “America’s Most Beloved Ball Park.” Still going strong after over 100 years in use, no ballpark has been more honored in film, literature, and song than Fenway Park. With its numerous quirky angles and unique features, Fenway Park has been often imitated, but never duplicated. Fenway’s old-school charms consistently rank it near the top of any ballpark chaser’s list, and it has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city of Boston in its own right.
On this week’s podcast Marc joins us on location from Birmingham, AL to talk about the Rickwood Classic. The gang then runs down the Stadium Journey NBA Arena Rankings, sharing what they know about the NBA cities. Finally, what cities are looking to join the NBA fraternity? Lots of surprises in store this week!